Devil's Pie is a Metacity window-matching utility, inspired by Sawfish's "Matched Windows" option. It can be configured to detect windows as they are created, and match the window to a set of rules. If the window matches the rules, it can perform a series of actions on that window.
What a rocking program, much better than gdialog. The easter egg is teh suck too....
Re: Excellent Article!
> The other day for example, I went to
> install "slashcode 1.0.9.tar.gz". Well,
> I was able to figure out how to get it
> installed by reading the directions but
> it took me about 30 minutes figuring out
> the TAR and GZIP switches and formats
> before I was done and was able to move
> on to reading the configuration
> instructions. In the windows world, it
> would have been about 2 minutes to do
> the same task. Pretty much click on the
> file to download, it would download and
> launch the install EXE, it would prompt
> you for an install directory, you click
> OK and your done.
The docs for Slashcode do mention that it is
extremely hard to install... it was not
originally written to be installed on other
machines than the slashdot.org servers. It is
getting better but any installing will be a hack.
If you want an easy install pick a program which
advertises itself as being easy to install, not
one which is a pig to install.